Regional Dining Guide
Focused on Future, Port Edward Casts Wide Net

This longtime Algonquin favorite, always seeking something novel, is setting out to capture new diners while still maintaining the atmosphere and service that have made it a hallmark for five decades. See what’s in store.

Crystal Lake Brewing: Doubled Capacity Means Double Excitement

Beer lovers around northern Illinois can’t seem to get enough of this homegrown brewery’s product. Now, with a newly doubled brewing capacity, this Crystal Lake team is setting its sights on the future.






Creative Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Heat up your winter with some of these unique cocktails, which can be found only in our region.






Chef Raises the Bar at Duke’s Alehouse in Crystal Lake

Chef Zak Dolezal offers health-conscious options at Duke’s Alehouse, in Crystal Lake. Discover what stands out on the menu.






New Executive Chef Keeps Diners Happy at Atwater’s

Meet Kevin Gillespie, the new executive chef of Atwater’s at The Herrington Inn & Spa. Everything he makes is from scratch.